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I guess this is something I missed a while back - but it's just become apparent this evening as I'm deliberately doing a lot of browsing on a slow (GPRS) mobile data connection for the purposes of some experiments.
I'm forcing firefox via a squid cache and noticed some POSTs going to google - even though I was no-where near google at the time, nor had any goggle extensions loaded into firefox - turns out they're loaded already as standard from ff3 onwards, and not easily turn-offable either - without going into about:config to disable them.
So while all this anti-phishing stuff is good, you're giving google a complete list of all URLs you ever visit... And sometimes copies of the pages themselves (according to the documentation). Only apparent as I saw them going through the squid log-file... My laptop now runs a bit faster (not much, but every bit helps at GPRS speeds!)
Not sure I like all of this though, but it seems to be a feature of todays interweb!
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